Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in North Carolina
- North Carolina Licensure Information and Requirements
- North Carolina CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in North Carolina?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in North Carolina With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in North Carolina?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in North Carolina Right Now?
- FAQs About North Carolina Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in North Carolina
North Carolina Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information regarding licensure information and requirements for travel nurses to practice in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Board of Nursing website.
Travel nurses coming from a compact state who wish to practice in North Carolina need not apply for a nursing license.
Since North Carolina is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), you will not need a North Carolina nursing license to practice travel nursing in this state if you have a valid license for another Compact state.
If you don’t have a license from an NLC state, you’ll need to apply for licensure by endorsement.
North Carolina requires evidence of the following in order to determine endorsement eligibility:
- Registered Nurses must provide proof of completion of a program of nursing education which was approved by the jurisdiction of original licensure.
- Licensed Practical Nurses must provide proof of completion of a program in practical nursing approved by the jurisdiction of original licensure; or course of study within a program shall be comparable to that required of practical nurse graduates in North Carolina, combined with the successful completion of said program.
- Passing the NCLEX or SBTPE.
- An active license held in another jurisdiction within the past five years. If the license has been inactive or lapsed for five or more years, an applicant must complete a Board Approved Refresher Course.
- Unencumbered license in all jurisdictions where a license is or has ever been held, including any occupational licensing board.
- Completion of all court conditions resulting from any misdemeanor or felony convictions.
- Written explanation and all related documents if the nurse has been (1) disciplined in any state in which the nurse has been licensed and/or (2) listed as a Nurse Aide with finding(s).
Travel nurses may be eligible for a non-renewable temporary license.
This license permits employment as a licensed nurse while your application is processed. A temporary license can only be issued within the first six months of submitting an application for endorsement and is valid for up to six months — or until the permanent license is issued (whichever comes first).
In order for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice in the state of North Carolina, you must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a North Carolina Registered Nurse (RN( incense or another compact state RN license; and
- Submit an application and obtain North Carolina approval/recognition to practice as an APRN in the state.
A $150 licensure fee is required for LPNs or RNs applying for endorsement.
APRN licensure fees include a $25 registration fee and a $100 initial approval to practice fee.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
As of January 2018, North Carolina became part of the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Is North Carolina a Walk-Through State?
North Carolina is not currently a walk-through state.
North Carolina CEU Requirements
North Carolina requires one of the following:
- 15 contact hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within the previous two years.
- National Certification or Re-certification by a National Credentialing Body recognized by the Board
- 30 contact hours of continued education
- Completion of a Board-Approved Refresher Course
- Completion of a minimum of two semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice
- 15 contact hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator to include statement of problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings
- 15 contact hours of continued education and authoring or co-authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter
- 15 contact hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in North Carolina?
The average salary for a travel nurse in North Carolina ranges from $1,137 to $1,661 per week.
Cities in North Carolina With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
Travel nurses in Gastonia, North Carolina, make an average salary of $1,390 per week.
Travel nurses in Charlotte, North Carolina, earn an average salary of $1,388 per week.
Travel nurses in Hickory, North Carolina, earn an average salary of $1,376 per week.
Travel nurses in Raleigh, North Carolina, earn an average salary of $1,371 per week.
Travel nurses in Durham, North Carolina, earn an average salary of $1,362 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
Trusted nurse staffing is such a great company to work for and they are so easy to work with. I love using them as my first company for travel nursing!
My recruiter did an amazing job at finding the best fit for me! An outstanding job with communication, updates and ensuring all my questions were answered!!
I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
Every member of this company I’ve interacted with has exceeded my expectations. My recruiter, Alex, is so commutative and goes above and beyond always. I can’t imagine switching to another company!
I have had the best experience with Trusted Nurse Staffing. My recruiter Tom is amazing. He always treats me with respect and as a friend. He is on top of everything I need. And when my Dad passed away, he helped me with time off, no problem and they even sent me a beautiful comfort box that was very helpful. Fully recommend this agency.
How To Become a Travel Nurse in North Carolina With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Getting started with travel nursing in North Carolina using Trusted Nurse Staffing is easy. First, create a free profile on our website. From there, you can search for positions throughout the state.
Unsure if any of the available positions are for you? No worries, we’ll notify you any time new travel nursing positions in North Carolina open.
You’ve found an assignment that’s the perfect fit, what happens next?
Our recruiters are passionate about what they do. Ask your recruiter any questions you have about the assignment — if they don’t have the information right off the bat, they’ll be sure to find it and get back to you.
Our number one goal is to take care of our travel nurses.
Your adventures in North Carolina await. All that’s left to do is sign your contract, pack your bags, and you’re ready to start a new chapter.
Keep in contact with your recruiter throughout your assignment, we’ll be sure to address any concerns you have. Once your contract has ended and you’re ready to travel to a new location, our recruiters can help set you up and on your way.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in North Carolina?
Looking to pursue one of many travel nurse positions in North Carolina? You’ll be glad you did. Whether you’re looking for a rewarding nursing position or a change of pace from your hometown, North Carolina is a top choice for many travel nurses.
As home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, and to one of the country’s biggest sports team rivalries, North Carolina has something to offer anyone who enters the state. It’s no wonder that over 10 million people call it home. There’s endless entertainment, sites to see, and beauty beyond comparison.
Are you a fan of food and nightlife? Spend a weekend exploring “the triangle” of cities. During your visit, you’ll get to enjoy cultural experiences, delightful eats, and attractions for every interest. From checking out history museums and grabbing a bite to eat at The Raleigh Times Bar in downtown Raleigh, to visiting the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Enjoy culinary creations and historical sights for the entirety of your visit. By the end of your weekend, you’ll be planning your next visit back to the triangle.
Are you the outdoorsy type? There are many things to see and do in North Carolina, no matter the season. During the summer, explore the Outer Banks beaches, head down the Road to Nowhere in Bryson city, or hike the Sauratown Mountains to find the Hidden Falls. From horseback riding through the country to tubing in the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll forever be in awe of the state’s natural beauty. But the fun doesn’t end there. During the winter, head to the Outer Banks and check out one of the six different ski resorts in the area.
Sports fans, get ready, there’s something for you, too. Head to a college basketball game or golf on one of North Carolina’s many golf courses. Check out the motor speedways, or catch a Hurricane’s hockey game.
There’s never a dull moment when you’re living in North Carolina as a travel nurse. Find job opportunities, entertainment, and more throughout the state when you accept a travel nurse position.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in North Carolina Right Now?
Labor and Delivery
Intensive Care Unit
FAQs About North Carolina Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Raleigh?
Are you looking for travel nursing jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina? After you’ve created your free profile with Trusted Nurse Staffing, start your search, and we’ll show you all the open travel nursing positions in North Carolina.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Charlotte?
Does finding a travel nursing job in Charlotte, North Carolina interest you? Searching for your dream position is easy. All you have to do is create a free profile, and you can start your search for travel nurse assignments in North Carolina today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Asheville?
Ready to move to Asheville and pursue a travel nursing assignment for your next travel nurse assignment? Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you find your dream job.
All you have to do is register for a free profile to search for North Carolina travel nurse assignments.
Housing For Travel Nurses in North Carolina: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
Travel nurses in North Carolina have options when it comes to finding housing. They can:
- Let the travel nursing agency take care of the hard stuff and live in agency-based housing, or
- Choose to find a place to live on your own.
If you choose the latter, connect with one of our helpful recruiters who can share their insight on housing options or connect you with other travel nurses in the state who may be searching for a roommate.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in North Carolina?
Finding the best travel nursing agencies in North Carolina involves doing some research. If you have an agency in mind already, contact them and ask them any questions you may have, including things like:
- Insurance information
- Contract lengths
- Contract requirements
- Benefits of working for the company
- What their employees love about working with them
The right travel agency for your unique needs will support you during your entire journey as a travel nurse and have no problem answering questions or understanding your concerns.
How Long Are North Carolina Travel Nursing Assignments?
Travel nursing assignments vary in length depending on the agency you choose to work for. These assignments can range anywhere from 6 weeks to 13 weeks.
As a nurse with Trusted Nurse Staffing, you’ll be given flexibility. Love your stay in North Carolina? We’ll see what we can do to extend your contract. Not loving your position? We’ll work with you to see where you can go on your next travel nursing assignment.
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nursing Assignments in North Carolina With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Trusted Nurse Staffing differs from other travel nurse agencies in North Carolina. Besides offering the highest wages, we believe in giving our team members more. Trusted Nurse Staffing offers a host of benefits, retirement plans, bonuses, and more.
Travel nurses are heroes in our community, and we want to be here to support you. One of the perks of working with our agency is that our team of recruiters is available 24/7 to support you throughout your travel nursing journey.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in North Carolina?
Accepting one of the many travel nursing positions in North Carolina can be difficult. When you talk with different agency recruiters, ask them about which benefits they offer.
If you accept a position at Trusted Nurse Staffing, you’ll receive:
- Highest pay rates in the industry
- 401(k) plans
- Flexible contracts between 6,8 and 13 weeks long
- Full-time and part-time work
- 24/7 access and support from your recruiter
- Overtime/double-time availability
- Weekly paychecks, daily pay, and advances offered
- Direct deposit payments
- Housing, meal, and travel allowances
- A customized benefits package
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance
- License, certifications, and CEU reimbursements
- A loyalty program
- Referral bonus plan
- Priority job order bonuses
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
Where Are The Best Places To Work As A Travel Nurse In North Carolina?
Where you choose a travel nursing assignment in North Carolina should truly depend on your lifestyle, the location you want to live in, and the field you work in. The top choices for travel nurses include:
- Duke University Hospital
- University of North Carolina Health Care
- UNC REX Healthcare
- Duke Regional Hospital
- Novant Health